Leisure Studies in a Global Era

Landscapes of Leisure

Space, Place and Identities

Editors: Gammon, S., Elkington, S. (Eds.)

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This volume aims to map out the complex relationships leisure has with notions of place and space in contemporary life. Illustrating the transdisciplinarity of this key feature of leisure studies, it explores how leisure places and spaces affect personal, social and collective identities.

About the authors

Sean Gammon is Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He has been actively researching in the area of sport tourism for three decades; primarily focusing on sport tourist customer motivation, and nostalgia and heritage. He is co-editor, with Sam Elkington, of Contemporary Perspectives in Leisure (2014).

Sam Elkington is Senior Lecturer in Sport Management at Northumbria University, UK. Sam's research reflects his interests in philosophical and social psychological dimensions of space and place, as well as theorising various aspects of the Serious Leisure Perspective. He is co-author of The Serious Leisure Perspective: An Introduction (with Robert Stebbins, 2014).

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"This book on space, place, and landscape covers considerable new ground in the under-studied area of space and leisure. Here space and place are linked in the over-arching framework of landscape, where the first two are sometimes disconnected and incompatible and other times well-linked in notable harmony. Today's spatial landscape is protean, a product of the contemporary world of rapid change occurring over vast geographic areas. These chapters look into the uncertainties, complexities, and disturbances of the modern landscape to produce a major advance in non-essentialist thinking about space-related leisure."

- Professor Robert Stebbins, University of Calgary, Canada


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Reading Landscapes: Articulating a Non-Essentialist Representation of Space, Place and Identity in Leisure

    Pages 1-7

    Elkington, Sam (et al.)

  • Unravelling Space and Landscape in Leisure’s Identities

    Pages 8-23

    Crouch, David

  • Disturbance and Complexity in Urban Places: The Everyday Aesthetics of Leisure

    Pages 24-40

    Elkington, Sam

  • The Social Dynamics of Space Constructions and Leisure Lifestyles

    Pages 41-54

    Pereira, Ana Paula C. (et al.)

  • Zombie Places? Pop Up Leisure and Re-Animated Urban Landscapes

    Pages 55-70

    Lashua, Brett D.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscapes of Leisure
Book Subtitle
Space, Place and Identities
Editors
  • S. Gammon
  • S. Elkington
Series Title
Leisure Studies in a Global Era
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42853-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137428530
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42852-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 238
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